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Stowage of the British Slave Ship Brookes, 1790

Stowage of the British Slave Ship
Brookes, 1790

Broadside Courtesy of the Library of Congress

For the First Time

The National Archives and Records Administration has accumulated these historical “Documented Rights ” resources from around the country for you to see in one place.

Access to the Past

Fourteen National Archives facilities across the nation from Atlanta to Anchorage, from Boston to Seattle, from New York to San Francisco, from Philadelphia to Los Angeles, and throughout the nation's heartland, encompassing Chicago, St. Louis, Kansas City, Ft. Worth, and Denver, provide access to original documents and other records that illuminate the past. Nearly one-quarter of the total holdings of the National Archives can be found in the regions, including court records, naturalization records, ships’ passenger arrival records, and federal land records.

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Documented Rights has completed its tour.